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Cohen House

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Woodville, Mississippi.
Built as a tavern and later enlarged into a home. Two-story brick kitchen dependency dated 1819. Cohen family lived here 1870-1945. Private

(Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Northside Residential Historic District

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Great Falls, Montana.
Great Falls founder Paris Gibson was drawn to the power of the falls of the Missouri where he vowed to found an industrial center of “unsurpassed beauty.” Backed by railroad magnate James J. Hill, Gibson hired H. P. Rolfe to . . .

(Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

"Nibbles"

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Great Falls, Montana.
"Nibbles," a Montanoceratops cerorynchus (sic, cerorhynchos?), was a small plant eating dinosaur from the late cretaceous period. The species is about 68 million years old and was discovered in 1942 in the St. Mary River . . .

(Animals • Paleontology) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Seaman: Companion to the Corps

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Great Falls, Montana.
On his way down the Ohio River in 1803, Captain Meriwether Lewis purchased a Newfoundland dog for twenty dollars. It was a perfect choice of breed for the impending exploration; powerful swimmer, strong guarding instinct, . . .

(Animals • Exploration) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Chestnut Blight

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Franklin, Tennessee.
Chestnut Blight Strikes! First identified in 1904 in New York’s Bronx Zoological Park, the chestnut blight is caused by an Asiatic fungus (Cryphonectria parasitica) and is almost always lethal to the American chestnut. . . .

(Environment • Horticulture & Forestry • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Confederate Soldiers' Home

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Richmond, Virginia.
Between 1885 and 1941, this property was the site of a large residential complex for poor and infirm Confederate veterans of the Civil War. Established by R.E. Lee Camp, No. 1, Confederate Veterans, the facility was built . . .

(Arts, Letters, Music • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Robinson House

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Richmond, Virginia.
This imposing building began as a one-story summerhouse built in the late 1820s by Richmond banker Anthony Robinson Jr. Expanded in 1856 into a fashionable Italianate mansion, it became a year-round residence for the . . .

(Arts, Letters, Music • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Wilson-Conklin Post No. 579 Charter Members

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Moscow, Pennsylvania.
David E. Anthony · Field Artillery • Christy Atherton · Q'master Corps Howard L. Barnes · Infantry • Lawrence A. Barnes Field Art'y George Best · Field Artillery • William F. Breslin · Air Service Benjamin W. Carr · Motor . . .

(Patriots & Patriotism • War, World I) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Plumstead Township Veterans Park

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Plumsteadville, Pennsylvania.
Who is a Veteran? "A veteran - whether active duty, retired, National Guard or Reserve - is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America' for an amount of . . .

(Man-Made Features • Patriots & Patriotism) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Anthony Peniston

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
From New Orleans newspaper, ARGUS, on 8-14-1826: Baton Rouge, Aug. 9, 1826, 4 P.M. We stop the press to announce the death of MR. ANTHONY PENISTON who died this moment, his death occasioned by a stab of a poignard. He . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Isaac Hart House

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Woodville, Mississippi.
Built by early Jewish businessman Isaac Hart, who settled here in 1864. House retains many original features, including mantels. Private

(Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

513 Commercial Row

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Woodville, Mississippi.
Building best known for Sarphie's Jewelry Store opened in 1896 by watchmaker Joseph Sarphie. He sold early Woodville postcards.

(Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Mobile Villages

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Great Falls, Montana.
Regimented Routine The men followed military protocol, receiving orders from the captains and sergeants. The daily chores became second nature and never-ending. They hunted, cooked for today, or dried meat for tomorrow. They . . .

(Exploration) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

One of Many Firsts

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Great Falls, Montana.
The narrowleaf cottonwood, a tree "with a leaf like that of the wild cherry" was first described for modern science by Lewis on June 12, 1805. Other expedition first near Great Falls include documenting the cutthroat trout, . . .

(Exploration • Native Americans • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Sacajawea Island

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Great Falls, Montana.
On July 3, 1984 this island was named in honor of Sacajawea, the Shoshoni Indian girl who accompanied the Lewis and Clark expedition from the Mandan villages to the Pacific Coast. Sacajawea was born about 1788 in southwest . . .

(Native Americans • Natural Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Giant Fountain

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Great Falls, Montana.
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(Exploration • Natural Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Parade Ground

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
LSU's ROTC cadets regularly held military parades on the Parade Ground, hence the name. Practice for close-order drill was held here daily, as were formal parades in full military uniform for events such as Freshman Day, . . .

(Education • Military • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Parade Ground

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The LSU War Memorial, located at the flagpole, was dedicated in 1998 in memory of Tiger alumni who gave their lives in the defense of our country from World War II to the present. Please help us preserve LSU history by . . .

(Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Mountain Meadows Massacre

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Harrison, Arkansas.
In memory of 140 men, women and children N.W. Arkansas emigrants to California. In 1857 under leadership of Alexander Fancher (Piney Alex) left from Caravan Spring 4 miles south of here around May 1st - Camped at Mountain . . .

(Churches & Religion • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Hydraulic Mining

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Nevada City, California.
The first hydraulic mining originated here at "American Hill Diggins" by Edward Matteson in 1853. Matteson originally used canvas hose. The canvas hose was replaced with crinoline hose in 1860. These miners' giants, also . . .

(Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, GPS coordinates, map.
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